Health Insurance Blogs

Confused about Generic Drugs? Peter Rice, PharmD, PhD, explains

Generic Drugs When I opened the internet yesterday, MSN/money had a piece on the “Five Best Things to Buy Generic”: breakfast cereal, spices and seasonings, diapers, gasoline and medications. As a pharmacist, I knew medications would be on the list. But I also know that generic drugs generate a lot of questions-and sometimes concerns-from patients. In theory, there is no significant difference between generic medicines and brand name medications; in practice, there can be, but [Read More...]

5 Ways to Save Money If You’re An Active Or Retired Member of the Military

5 Ways to Save Money A common misconception is that once you’re a member of the military that money will never be a problem again. Unfortunately, the economy affects everyone and you may find yourself in a position where saving money is a necessity. Most of America is looking to save some money wherever possible. Luckily, as an active or retired member of the military there are some ways that you can save some extra [Read More...]

6 Tips to Save Money on Medical Expenses

Medical expenses can start piling up very quickly, especially if you or someone in your family has a chronic illness. Even though medical emergencies can sometimes happen unexpectedly, there are a few ways to make sure you’re being smart about ways to save money on your medical expenses all year around. Here are a few tips to save money on medical expenses: 1. Stay healthy. Although this is one of the obvious tips to save [Read More...]

Do I go to the Doctor or Not????

When To See The Doctor and When To Let Your Body Heal Itself Not many people look forward to going to the doctor. Sure, you might have an incredibly friendly doctor who you authentically enjoy catching up with, however the majority of us go to the doctor when things aren’t feeling right and we want to feel better. How many times though have you not felt yourself and debated whether or not to go to [Read More...]

How to Find the Best Price for Your Medications

As we mentioned in our blog post entitled How to Find the Same Prescription Drug for Hundreds Less, the simplest way to find the best price on prescription medications is to shop around. That blog post also includes our first 5 tips to save on prescription drugs, so check it out! 5 More Ways to Save Today, we’ve got an additional 5 ways for you to save on your medications. Many medications aren’t cheap, and [Read More...]

The myth of ‘affordable’ health insurance

Hospital systems around the country have started slashing charity care and financial help for lower and middle-income people who don’t have health insurance. Their assumptions appear to be that these families can afford the health insurance plans offered on the State exchanges but have somehow decided for forego the insurance investment. Although the number of systems that are taking this approach seems limited so far, many hospitals and health systems are considering a “get tough” [Read More...]